Seminar Series

Seminar Series

MQ Photonics Seminar Series - 2016

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers (incl. staff, postdocs and postgrad students), several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Varun Sreenivasan on (02) 9850 9547 or varun.sreenivasan@mq.edu.au.

Past Seminars: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Date & TimeLocationTitle(s)Speakers(s)
Friday 9th December, 2016
1100 - 1200 
E6B 2.300"Speckle-Free Lasers"
Prof. Hui Cao
Yale University
Friday 2nd December, 2016
1100 - 1200 
E7B T2"Modular Photonics: An Unexpected Journey"
(Commercialisation Series - Part 3) 
Prof. Michael Withford
Wednesday 30th November 2016
1200 - 1300 
E7B T2"Micro-and Nanostructuring for photonic applications"


"Tailoring light propagation in fibers by localized fs laser modifications" 

Ernst-Bernhard Kley
IAP, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena

Thorsten Goebel
IAP, Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena

Friday 25th November, 2016
1100 - 1200 
E6A 102
"Demonstrating impact through commercialization – the diamond laser story"
(Commercialisation Series - Part 2)
A/Prof. Rich Mildren
Friday 18th November, 2016
1100 - 1200 
E6B 149"Design of functional micelles for drug delivery"
Prof. Martina Stenzel
UNSW
Friday, 11th November, 2016
1100 - 1200 
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1"Femtosecond laser ablation of dielectrics: Tracking energy absorption"Dr. Nicolas Sanner
Aix-Marseille Univ., France
Friday, 4th November, 2016
1500 - 1600 
E7B T3"Scalable fabrication of high quality thin single crystal diamond membranes for nanophotonic and mechanical devices"Dr. Afaq Piracha
Friday, 21st October, 2016
1100 - 1200 
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1"Whole cell imaging and analysis of all endocytic events at single molecule resolution"Dr. Senthil Arumugam
UNSW 
Friday, 30th September, 2016
1100 - 1200 
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1
"Your ideas, commercialisation and impact"
(Commercialisation Series - Part 1)
Anna Grocholsky
Director, Commercialisation & Innovation, MQ
Friday, 23rd September, 2016
1100 - 1200 
Australian Hearing Hub, Lecture Theatre 1
"Bragg Gratings: Lasers & Sensors"

"Oxygen-surface interactions during UV etching of diamond" 
Dr. Martin Ams

Christopher Baldwin
(PhD Student) 
Friday, 16th September, 2016
1100 - 1200
E7B T3"Quantum Emitters in Flatland"
A/Prof. Igor Aharonovich,
UTS 
Friday, 9th September, 2016
1400 - 1500
E6A 102"Turing patterns, optical vortices, turbulence, rogue waves, cavity solitons and other weird stuff in lasers with optical injection"Prof Gian-Luca Oppo
University of Strathclyde
Friday, 2nd September, 2016
1400 - 1500
E6A 102"Spatio-temporal dynamics of nonlinear Airy beam interactions"Noemi Wiersma
Université de Lorraine
Friday, 2nd September, 2016
1130 - 1230
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1
"Single molecule fluorescence approaches to plasma membrane biophysics"Dr. Philip Nicovich
University of New South Wales 
Friday, 26th August, 2016
1100 - 1200
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1
"On the search of new planets using photonic devices”

"Second harmonic generation in optical antennas"
Dr. Alexander Arriola

Prof. Costa De Angelis
University of Brescia 
Friday, 19th August, 2016
1130 - 1230
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1
"At your service…. A review of the projects and facilities underpinning our ANFF activities"Dr. Benjamin Johnston
Friday, 12th August, 2016
1100 - 1200
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1
"Coping with the heat - from thin to cryogenic laser architectures"A/Prof Jacob McKenzie
Optical Research Institute, Southampton
Friday, 5th August, 2016
1100 - 1200
Australian Hearing Hub,
Lecture Theatre 1 
"So you want to build a laser?"A/Prof. David Spence
Friday, 28th July, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"The actin cytoskeleton at the interface of cancer and immunity: assembly, migration and cytotoxic interactions"
Dr. Maté Biro
(University of New South Wales)
Friday, 22nd July, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102
"Development of time-gated luminescence bio-imaging instruments"
Xianlin Zheng
(PhD Student) 
Friday, 8th July, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"From CLA to MQ Photonics and beyond: goals, groups, grants, ..."Emeritus Professor Brian Orr
Friday, 1st July, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"Optical Trapping and Nanotechnology – New Opportunities for Nanoscale Sensing"
Dr. Peter J Reece
(University of New South Wales)
Friday, 24th June, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"Planar optics enabled by nanotechnology"Dr. Jiao Lin
(RMIT)
Friday 10th June, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"Continuous wave, intracavity Terahertz laser radiation generated via stimulated polariton scattering"


"Biophotonics strategies towards cytokine sensing"
Yameng Zheng
(PhD Student)

Dr. Guozhen Liu
Friday, 3rd June, 2016
1100 - 1130
E6A 102"Raman spectroscopy applied to remote sensing of water: challenges and perspectives"Andrea Ribeiro
(PhD Student) 
Friday, 27th May, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"Photonic-phononic processing in integrated circuits"
Dr. Birgit Stiller
(University of Sydney) 
Friday, 20th May, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102
"Direct femtosecond inscription of chirped fiber Bragg gratings; Modelocked Mid-IR laser based on a nonlinear polarization rotation"Sergei Antipov
(PhD Student)
Friday, 13th May, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"A sweet use of entanglement - measuring the interaction of light with chiral molecules"Nora Tischler
(PhD Student) 
Friday, 6th May, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"Nanolasers and Kerr Nonlinearity Based on Plasmonic Waveguides"Dr. Clark Li
(University of Sydney) 
Friday, 29th Apr, 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"FLIM measurements using 512x128 pixels 'Swiss-SPAD chip'"

"Taking advantage of colour centres in nano-diamonds: a novel approach for quantum optomechanics"
Piotr Wargocki
(PhD Student)

Dr. Mathieu Juan 
Friday, 22nd Apr 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102"On the search of novel crystalline laser materials and their application for ultrafast laser written active optical devices"
Dr Thomas Calmano (University of Hamburg)
Friday, 15th Apr 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102
"Physversity"
Prof. Deb Kane
Friday, 8th Apr 2016
1100 - 1200
E6A 102
"The Huntsman observing systems: ultra-faint astronomical imaging from the ground and space"

"Heralded Single Photon Generation in Complex Waveguides"
Dr. Lee Spitler


Dr. Luke Helt 
Friday, 18th Mar 2016
1600 - 1700
Australian Hearing Hub
(Lecture Theatre 1)
"Understanding the magnetic structure of DyN: a 161Dy Mössbauer spectroscopy study"

"Reconfigurable 3D laser-written photonic circuit"
Jacob Evans
(PhD Student)

Zachary Chaboyer
(PhD Student)
Friday, 11th Mar 2016
1600 - 1700
Senate Room"Preparing Continuous Variable Optical States for Quantum Error Correction by Coupling Atomic Ensembles to Squeezed States of Light"

"Observation of cooperatively-enhanced dipole forces from NV centres in optically trapped nanodiamonds"
Keith Motes
(PhD student)


Dr. Carlo Bradac
Friday, 4th Mar 2016
1600 - 1700
E6B 136"Windows to the human body with nanobiophotonics, current interdisciplinary research projects and workflow strategies"
Dr. Ayad Anwer
Friday, 26th Feb 2016
1600 - 1700
E6A 102"Polarization Eigen modes of a resonator containing Raman gain and birefringence"Dr. Ondrej Kitzler
Friday, 19th Feb 2016
1600 - 1700
E6A 102"THz polariton laser based on RbTiOPO4 crystal"


"Permutation entropy of white-noise time-series of finite length"
Tiago Ortega
(PhD Student)

Dr. Douglas Little
Friday, 12th Feb 2016
1200 - 1300
E6A 102"Bio-Inspired Plasmonics"


"Characterisation of porous materials by fcsSOFI"
A/Prof. Stephan Link
(Rice University)

A/Prof. Christy F. Landes
(Rice University)
Friday, 5th Feb 2016
1600 - 1700
E6A 102"High-power single-longitudinal mode and tunable diamond Raman laser at 1240 nm" - Photonics West Practise Talk


"Quantum Photonics at Bristol : Some Research Highlights and Future Challenges"
Soumya Soumya
(PhD Student)


Dr. Graham Marshall
(University of Bristol)
Friday, 29th Jan 2016
1600 - 1700
E6A 102"Circular and Linear birefringence in laser grade single crystal CVD diamond" - Photonics West Practise Talk


"Even nanoholes get the entanglement" - Combined with QSciTech 
Hadiya Valiyaveettil Mohammed Ashraf
(PhD Student)

A/Prof. Gabriel Molina-Terriza

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2015

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Robert Williams on (02) 9850 8975 or robert.williams@mq.edu.au.

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
Friday 2/10/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose) Assoc. Prof. Mike Steel
Friday 25/09/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
 Assoc. Prof. Andrei Zvyagin
Thursday 17/09/2015
13:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
LIBS spectroscopy meets the ocean. Chemical analysis of archaeological materials in Mediterranean watersProf. Javier Laserna
University of Málaga, Spain
Friday 11/09/2015
12:00 noon
   
Friday 4/09/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
 Dr Roberto Osellame
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Wednesday 26/08/2015
13:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Laser nanostructuring of polymers: from fundamentals to applicationsDr Esther Rebollar
Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, IQFR-CSIC, Spain
Friday 21/08/2015
12:00 noon
 – (No MQ Photonics Seminar) –
Friday 14/08/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Nanometre scale chemical mapping of organic and inorganic materials using secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) and focused ion beam SIMS (FIB-SIMS)Dr David McPhail
Imperial College, London
Friday 7/08/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)

Towards photodynamic therapy with ionising radiation: nanoparticle-mediated singlet oxygen generation

Hyperspectral unmixing for endogenous florescent metabolites in biological samples

Sandhya Clement

Saabah Mahbub

Friday 31/07/2015 –(No MQ Photonics Seminar) –
Friday 24/07/2015 –(No MQ Photonics Seminar) –
Friday 17/07/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre

Combining Optical Levitation Schemes for Large Quantum States

WOMBAT practise talk: SBS in diamond

Reece Roberts

Dr Robert Williams

Friday 10/07/2015 –(No MQ Photonics Seminar) –
Friday 3/07/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
 Prof. Ewa Goldys
Friday 26/06/2015 – (No MQ Photonics Seminar)
Friday 19/06/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
 Strategies for Deep Tissue ImagingDr W. M. (Steve) Lee
Australia National University
Friday 12/06/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)E-CLEO practise talksDr Zhizhong Yan, Sergei Antipov and Dr Simon Gross
Friday 5/06/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
E-CLEO practise talks Dr Simon Gross and Chris Artlett
Friday 29/05/2015
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Combinatorial optimisation of plasmonics for photovoltaics

Dr Tristan Temple

Friday 22/05/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre

Raman beam combining and polarization conversion in diamond.

Tumor tissue engineering at crossroads of biophotonics and experimental pathology.

Dr Aaron McKay

Anna Guller

Friday 15/05/2015
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Optical characterization of plasmonic nanostructures: near-field imaging of the magnetic field of lightDr Denitza Denkova
Friday 8/05/2015
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)NA N/A: A highly skewed view of propagation in optical fibres, vortex beams and optical cyclonesAssoc. Prof. David Coutts
Friday 1/05/2015
14:00
E7B T5 (third floor)The Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics instrument: commissioning statusDr Nemanja Jovanovic
Gemini Observatory, Hawaii
Friday 24/04/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Dielectrophoresis based integration of nanostructures and their sensorial applicationDr Christian Leiterer
Friday 17/04/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)

Optical manipulation and characterization of single nanowires and nanoparticles.

Raman lasers and resonantly pumped Er:YAG lasers in the eye-safe spectral region for trace gas detection.

Dr Fan Wang

Dr Oliver Lux

Friday 10/04/2015
12:00 noon
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Enhancing and inhibiting stimulated Brillouin scattering in photonic integrated circuitsProf. Benjamin EggletonUniversity of Sydney
Friday 3/04/2015
12:00 noon
No seminarGood Friday. 
Friday 27/03/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)

My First Decade in Optics

Large-scale production and characterization of biocompatible ruby nanoparticles

Tiago Almeida Ortega

Wan Aizuddin Wan Razali

Friday 20/03/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Bright nonlinear quantum opticsNicolás Quesada
University of Toronto
Friday 13/03/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Dynamics of the effective mass and the anomalous velocityProf. John SipeUniversity of Toronto
Friday 06/03/2015
12:00 noon
(No MQ Photonics Seminar)
Friday 27/02/2015
12:00 noon
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Enhancing the light-matter interaction with Bloch surface wavesDr Marco LiscidiniUniversity of Pavia, Italy

Past Seminars: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006


MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2014

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Martin Ams on (02) 9850 5044 or martin.ams@mq.edu.au

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
Friday 26/12/2014
14:00
Boxing Day
Friday 19/12/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)THz lasers utilising cascaded stimulated polariton scattering
Lasers! Chaos! …Big Data?
Dr Andrew Lee
Dr Josh Toomey
Friday 12/12/2014
14:00
Australian Institute of Physics Congress (No MQ Photonics Seminar)
Friday 05/12/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Australian Institute of Physics Congress Practice TalksBarbara Wellmann, Jipeng Lin, Annemarie Nadort
Friday 28/11/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Molecular optical dispersion spectroscopy – a novel approach to chemical detectionAssistant Professor Gerard Wysocki
Princeton University
Friday 21/11/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)MQ Photonics State of the Nation
Generating Single Photons via Spontaneous Four Wave Mixing in Femtosecond Laser-Written Fused Silica Waveguides, Quantity and Purity
Prof. Michael Withford
Dr Zhizhong Yan
Friday 14/11/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Laser fabrication and astrophotonics – from rainy Scotland to sunny SydneyDr Alex Arriola
Friday 07/11/2014
14:00
Friday 31/10/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Nanoparticle metrology using interferometric microscopyDr Douglas Little
Friday 24/10/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Astrophotonic instrumentation for exoplanet detection and studyNick Cvetojevic (UoSyd)
Friday 17/10/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Quantum nanophotonics in MacquarieA/Prof Gabriel Molina Terriza
Friday 10/10/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Development of advanced controllable solid-state lasers using intracavity active elementsDr Walter Lubeigt &
Ran Li (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow)
Tuesday 30/09/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Recent Developments in Modelocked Solid State LasersDr Tom Brown
(University of St Andrews, Scotland)
Friday 26/09/2014
14:00
Semester Break
Friday 19/09/2014
14:00
Conception Day
Friday 12/09/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Searching for extrasolar planets with single-mode spectrographsTobias Feger
Friday 05/09/2014
14:00
Friday 29/08/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Counting atoms: geochemistry and the fabric of geologyAssociate Professor Norman Pearson (Manager, Geochemical Analysis Unit, GEMOC)
Friday 22/08/2014
14:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Nanophotonic SuperDots
Surface Plasmon Interactions with Nano-Structures and Particles
Associate Professor JIN, Dayong
Alireza Maleki
Wednesday 20/08/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Novel techniques for domain engineering of lithium niobate: from physical processes to nonlinear integrated optical devicesArnan Mitchell & Andreas Boes (RMIT University, Melbourne)
Friday 15/08/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Trends in Excimer Laser MicroprocessingDr Burkhard Fechner (Coherent excimer laser manufacturing)
Friday 08/08/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Astronomical instrument and R&D projects at the AAODr Jon Lawrence (AAO Instrument Science Group)
Friday 01/08/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Raman lasers and more… How to survive as a Research Fellow for 20 yearsAssociate Professor Helen Pask
Friday 25/07/2014
11:30
E7B T5 TheatreOn spontaneous parametric down-conversion – Why it is both a blessing and a curse to not have simple photon pairs on demand
Rare-Earth Nitrides: Ferromagnetic Semiconductors with Spintronic Applications
Nora Tischler
Jacob Evans
Friday 18/07/2014
12:00
Friday 11/07/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Cancelled – Power Outage
Friday 04/07/2014
12:00-13:30
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)ACOFT/OECC Practice Talks
(12 min talk + 3 min question time each)
Vincent Ng
Michael Steel
Zachary Chaboyer
Friday 27/06/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Nanosecond infrared nerve stimulation
Femtosecond laser written spectrographs
Blake Entwisle
Glen Douglass
Friday 20/06/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
How can biophotonics help us to understand motor neurone disease?Professor Roger Chung (Australian School of Advanced Medicine)
Friday 13/06/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Evolution of THz waveguidesDr Shaghik Atakaramians, (IPOS University of Sydney)
Friday 06/06/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)3D Quantum Interferometry
Interfacing plasmonics and optics via Adiabatic Passage Techniques
Zachary Chaboyer
Vincent Ng
Friday 30/05/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)— Cancelled —
Friday 23/05/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
NEWSPEAK: How to talk to journalistsLeigh Dayton (Science Writer & Broadcaster @ MQ)
Friday 16/05/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Diamond Raman lasers from the visible to the mid-infraredAlexander Sabella (DSTO & MQ)
Friday 09/05/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Ion-beam sculpting of plasmonic nanoparticles
Developing Ultrafast Raman Lasers
Dr Tristan Temple
Aravindan Madhava Warrier
Friday 02/05/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
Numerical treatment of spontaneous emission from finite photonic crystalsDr Christian Wolff (UTS)
Friday 25/04/2014Anzac Day
Wednesday 16/04/2014E6A 102 TheatretteFew-cycle mid-IR sources and attosecond physicsProf. Dr. Jens Biegert
(ICFO – The Institute of Photonics Sciences, Barcelona, Spain)
Friday 11/04/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)“Under the Hood” at Finisar Australia: Optical technologies and their applications in telecom and other industriesDr. Simon Poole
(Director, New Business Ventures, Finisar, Australia)
Friday 04/04/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
2 pursuits in diamond Raman lasers: cw power scaling & low threshold waveguide devices
Fluorescence imaging and beyond – There and back again
Dr Robert Williams
Dr Felix Dreisow (Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena)
Friday 28/03/2014
12:00
Australian Hearing Hub
Level 1 Lecture Theatre
My ‘sense’ of LondonDr Martin Ams
Friday 21/03/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Dynamics of a semiconductor laser with frequency shifted feedback
3D integrated photonic lantern: multimode, multicore, multiband processing
Yoann Noblet
Izabela Spaleniak
Friday 14/03/2014
12:00
E6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Mode-Division Multiplexing using Femtosecond Laser Written 3-Dimensional Tapered Couplers
Photons have a spectral degree of freedom too!
Dr Simon Gross
Dr Luke Helt

MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2013

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Andrew Lee on (02) 9850 6366 or andrew.lee@mq.edu.au.

Past Seminars: 2013| 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
11 am/ 6th DecemberE6B 2.300 (multipurpose)ANZCOP presentationsBrian Orr, Lixin Zhang, Luke Helt, Aaron McKay, Robert Williams, Zhizhong Yan, Zachary Chaboyer
11 am/ 8th NovemberE6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Introduction to multivariate analysisChris Artlett
11 am/ 1st NovemberE6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Non-invasive optical techniques to assess microcirculation dynamics and permeability in vivo / Upconversion nanoparticle-assisted optical cancer diagnostic: in vitro modellingAnnemarie Nadort / Ekaterina Ivukina
11 am/ 25th OctoberE6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Development of a force assay to monitor the mobility of cancer cellsDr Varun Sreenivasan
11 am/23rd SeptemberE6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD)Lt Col Matthew Zickafoose (Air Force Research Laboratory, US Air Force)
11 am/18th SeptemberE6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Fluorescent nanoparticles for biosensing applicationsDr Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic (University of Melbourne)
11am/30th AugustE6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Towards a polymorphic phase change deviceDr Simon Clark (MQ Dpt. Earth and Planetary Sciences)
11 am/16th AugustE6B 2.300 (multipurpose)Nonlinear optics by vortex lasersProf. Takashige Omatsu
11 am/9th August- CancelledTBATBAA/Prof. Norman Pearson (MQ GEMOC)
12pm/2nd AugustC8A 310 (Senate)Nonlinear photonics in VCSELs-solitons and spin oscillationsProf. Thorsten Ackermann (Strathclyde University)
11 am/29th JulyE6B 136Metal vapour lasers and their applications for diagnosticsA/Prof Fedor Gubarev
11 am/26th JulyE6B 136A versatile source of polarisation entangled photons for quantum network applicationsDr Olivier Alibart (University Sophia-Antipolis)
11 am/19th JulyE6B 136 High-Tc superconducting devices for microwave and terahertz applications Dr Jia Du (CSIRO)
11 am/ 12th July- RescheduledE7B 263Depth-resolved remote sensing of water temperatureChris Artlett
11 am/ 5th JulyE6A 131Emission spectra and coherence of random lasersWan Zakiah Wan Ismail
11 am/24th JuneE6B 136 (Briefing Room)A Taste of TerahertzProf Roger Lewis (University of Wollongong)
11 am/21st JuneC8A 310 Senate (Lincoln)MQ Photonics Group Address / Low bend loss waveguides and photonic bandgaps enabled by high index contrast modificationsAssoc Prof Mick Withford / Simon Gross
11 am/14th JuneC8A 310 Senate (Lincoln)High-throughput time-resolved spectroscope system: characterization of luminescence properties in spectral and temporal domains / STED nanoscopy on SUPER DotsLixin Zhang and Yujia Liu
11 am/31st MayE7B 264Wide bandgap semiconductors for nanophotonicsDr Igor Aharonovich (UTS)
11 am/24th MayE7B 264Blue lasers and generation of 4 nm radiationDr Chunyu (Ryan) Zhang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
11 am/17th May- RescheduledTBATBAAssoc Prof Helen Pask
11 am/10th MayE7B 264Amplifying DNA Bead Assays in Flow Cytometry: a Platform Technology Based on Exonuclease III-Aided Target Recycling / SUPER Dots: the next-generation fluorescent nanoparticlesJie Lu/Tim Zhao
12 pm/3rd MayW5A T2Excursions in Nonlinear Periodic StructuresProf Herbert Winful
11 am/26th AprilE6A 102Why SUPER Dots are super: upconversion nanocrystals from biosensing to security printingDr Dayong Jin
11 am/19th AprilW5A T1Journal papers- Responding to reviewers and an editors perspectiveProf Brian Orr and Assoc Prof Mike Steel
11 am/12th AprilE7B 264Current research at the Institute of Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) at the University of Adelaide; Endometrial receptivity probe using microstructured optical fibres; Identification and quantification of explosive species in solution by Raman spectroscopy in suspended core optical fibres.Dr Kris Rowland, Dr Stephen Warren-Smith and Dr Georgios Tsiminis (IPAS- University of Adelaide)
11 am/5th AprilE7B 264Single frequency pumped extra-cavity diamond Raman laserOndrej Kitzler
11 am/22nd MarchE7B 264CW Tunable Raman laser pumped by VECSELJipeng Lin
11.30 am/1st MarchC5C 498Progress and outlook for ultrafast laser developmentAssoc Prof David Spence
 11 am / 15th February E6A 102Hybrid Chalcogenide MicrowiresAssoc Prof Martin Rochette (McGill University)
 11 am / 8th January E7B-T2Few-Mode Optical FibresProf John Love (ANU)

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MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2012

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact David Inglis on (02) 9850 7747 or david.inglis@mq.edu.au.

Past Seminars: 2013 | 2012| 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
11 am / 14th December C5C-498Optical coherence elastography: imaging the micro-mechanical properties of tissueDr Brendan Kennedy
 11 am / 7th DecemberC5C-498 Time and wavelength resolved measurements of the Vacuum Ultra-Violet (VUV) excimer emission generated in a windowless-Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) / Continuous flow filtration using laminar flowRajesh Ganesan and Dr David Inglis
 2 pm / 30th November E6A-102 Laser fabrication of ultra-fast femtosecond waveguide lasers / MQ Photonics 2012 State of the Union AddressDr Guido Palmer and Prof Mick Withford
 11 am / 9th November C5C-498Nanotoxicology of sunscreen on human skin / CVD Diamond growth at MQZhen Song and Dr Peter Ha
11 am / 2nd November C5C-498 Surface plasmon polaritons on gold striplines / Discussion on attracting external funding Part IDr Than Phong Vo and Dr Rich Mildren
 11 am / 19th October C5C-498 Mid-IR waveguide lasers / High average power eye-safe diamond Raman lasersSimon Gross and Dr Aaron McKay
 11 am / 12th October C5C-498Integrated Photonic Lanterns: Multimode to Single Mode Light Converters for Applications in Astronomy / Upgrading the Optical Path Length Compensator at the Sydney University Stellar InterferometerIzabela Spaleniak and Dr Benjamin Warrington
 11 am / 5th October C5C-498Fabrication of high quality sub-micron Au gratings over large areas with pulsed laser interference lithography for SPR sensors / Effects of the nanodiamond host on the NV centre emission stateAlexander Arriola and Carlo Bradac
 11 am / 31st AugustE7B-200 Molecular dynamics simulations of laser ablationProf Johannes Roth
 11 am /17th August E7B-200 Optical vortex laser technologies and chiral nano-structured material processingProfessor Takashige Omatsu
 11 am / 27th July E7B-200

Excitation of single electromagnetic modes in dielectric spheres using cylindrically symmetric beams / Generation of frequency-tunable THz radiation using solid-state lasers

Xavier Zambrana Puyalto and Dr Andrew Lee
 11 am / 13th July C5C-498 Laser written quantum photonic devices / Chaotic Laser SystemsThomas Meany and Dr Josh Toomey
 11 am / 3rd July E6A-102Two photon UV etching of diamond

Physical and Geometrical Optics of Optical Elements Within Spider Orb Webs

Nonlinear plasmonics: utilizing parametric gain

Christopher Baldwin

Jacob Evans

Vincent Ng

 11 am / 29th June C5C-498

State Space Reconstruction from Observed Time Series / Plasmonic enhancement of silicon solar cells

Chetan Nichkawde and Dr Tristan Temple
 11 am / 22nd June E6A-102

Aspects of on-chip photonics: dynamically included non-reciprocity, and few-photon quantum transport in waveguide-atom system

Prof Shanhui Fan

 11 am / 25th MayC8A-310 (Senate)

Waveguide lasers fabricated by femtosecond laser writing technique / Optics of Orb-Weaver spider silks

Duan Yuwen and Doug Little

 11 am / 18th May C5C-498Time-Resolved Luminescence: from Background-Free Imaging to Super-Multiplexing Bioassays / Optics and Optical Properties of Elements of Spider Webs

Yiqing Lu and Ricardo Pedregal-Cortes

 11 am / 11th May E6A 102Soft x-ray spectroscopy of organic semiconductor thin films / Fibre Bragg gratings, also useful in astronomy?

Chris McMahon and Marien Geraldine

 11 am / 27th April C8A-310

Helicity of Light Fields. Applications in Focusing and Scattering / Engineering defects in diamond for quantum technologies and imaging

Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton and Stefania Castelletto

 11 am / 20th AprilC5C-498Sensing Water Temperature with Raman Spectroscopy;  The specific identification of Staphylococcus aureus with new fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) methods

Christopher Artlett and Tom Lawson

 11 am / 30th March E6A-102

Recent laser micromachining projects carried out at Optofab;  Macquarie’s contribution to the Australian National Fabrication Facility

Benjamin Johnston

 11 am / 23th March E6A-102Plasmonic properties of a periodic array of nanocylinders by a mirror/ Supercontinuum generation in birefringent multi-core microstructured optical fibers

Henrique Thadeu and Gabriele Manili

 11 am / 16th MarchC5C-498

The challenges of trying to image events inside single cells and their disruption due to disease 

Dr Will Hughes, Garvin Institute
 11 am / 24th FebruaryE7B-T5High average power diamond Raman beam conversion / Dynamics of ultrashort pulses in tapered photonic crystal fibers

Ondrej Kitzler and Dr Sebastian Stark

 11 am / 17th February C5C 498

Advanced point-by-point fibre Bragg gratings and applications in fibre lasers / Quantum and Classical Wave Mixing in Integrated Devices

Robert Williams and Luke Helt

 11 am / 10th FebruaryE7B-T2Bio-Inspired Photonic Nanostructures and Lasers

Prof Hui Cao, Department of Applied Physics, Yale University, USA

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MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2011

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for highly distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on (02) 9850 6145 or alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au.

Past Seminars: 2013 2012 | 2011 | 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
12noon, Thu 10th FebruaryC5C 498MQ Photonics strategic seminar: The OptoFab node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)Mick Withford and Ben Johnston
2pm, Fri 25th FebruaryC5C 498Quantum information processing in guided structuresDr. Alex Clark, University of Bristol, UK
12noon, Thu 24th MarchC5C 498Applications of Solid-Core Photonic BandGap Fibres to Laser Systems and Nonlinear Effects GenerationDr. Vincent Pureur,University of Franche Comté, Besançon France
1pm, Wed 27th AprilC5C 498Functional Elements in Three-Dimensional Photonic Bandgap MaterialsDr. Isabelle Staude, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
1:30pm, Wed 27th AprilC5C 498New Light on Optical Activity: Interaction of Electromagnetic Waves with Chiral Photonic MetamaterialsDr. Manuel Decker, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
2pm, Fri 29th AprilC5C 498A System Approach To Time-Gated Lanthanide LuminescenceDr. Robert C. Leif, Newport Instruments
11am, Fri 6th MayC8A Senate roomTechnological Advances in Precision Astronomical SpectroscopyMike Ireland
11am, Wed 11th MayC5C 498Fun with LCOSDr. Ian Clarke, Director of Engineering, Finisar
11am, Wed 8th JuneC5C 498Laser Technology at the Center for Lasers and Applications (CLA) of
the University of São Paulo
Dr. Niklaus Wetter, Center for Lasers and Applications, University of São Paulo, Brasil
1pm, Wed 15th JuneC5C 498Super-dense aluminium in fs-laser-compressed sapphire: Al-chemy of ultra-fast micro-explosionProf. Andrei Rode, Laser Physics Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra
11am, Tue, 21st JuneW5A T1A new class of laser direct-written planar waveguide lasers and the IPAS silica fibre fabrication facilityA/Prof. David G Lancaster, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, Department of Physics, The University of Adelaide
1:15pm, Thu 11th AugustC8A Senate roomThe need for astrophotonicsNem Jovanovic
11am, Mon 22nd AugustC5C 498Photonic tools from silica and airDr. William Wadsworth, Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials, University of Bath, UK
11am, Fri 26th AugustE7B 100From Chemical Physics to Antarctic Fish Survival – Exploiting Pulsed LasersDr. Cather Simpson, Departments of Chemistry & Physics, The Photon Factory, University of Auckland, New Zealand
11am, Fri 2nd SeptemberC5C 498Micro solid-state photonicsProf. Takunori Taira,  Laser Research Center for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan
2pm, Fri 2nd SeptemberC5C 498Modelling relativistic quantum mechanics in optical waveguiding structuresDr. Alexander Szameit, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
11am, Fri 14th OctoberC8A Senate roomAdvances in femtosecond micromachining and inscription of practical micro and nano photonic devicesGraham Smith
11am, Tue 22nd NovemberE6A 102High-precision freeform optics… the shape of some important things to comeDr. Greg Forbes, Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Macquarie University and Senior Scientist, QED Technologies Inc.
11am, Fri 2nd DecemberC5C 498EPR and optical studies of silicon-vacancy defects in diamondAndrew Edmonds
11am, Fri 9th DecemberE7B T4Habitable Planet Detection and Characterization with Far Infrared Coherent InterferometryA/Prof. James P. Lloyd, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA
11am, Fri 16th DecemberE7B T4Generating picosecond pulses from Q-switched microchip lasersAlex Butler

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MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2010

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for highly distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on (02) 9850 6145 or alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au.

Past Seminars: 2013 2012 2011 | 2010 | 2009 2008 2007 2006

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
10am, Fri 22nd FebruaryC5C 498Optically pumped vertical external cavity semiconductor laserProf. Yanrong Song, Beijing University of Technology, China and currently at Swinburne University, Melbourne
11am, Fri 26th FebruaryC8A Senate roomFemtosecond laser-induced nanoscale architecturesDr. Cyril Hnatovsky, Laser Physics Centre, Research School of Physics and Engineering, ANU, formerly National Research Council of Canada
1pm, Wed 28th AprilC8A Senate roomPhotonic device fabrication in the cumulative heating regimeChris Miese
12:30pm, Wed 5th MayC5C 498Chastic Lasers – Nonlinear Dynamics and ApplicationsJosh Toomey
12noon, Thu 13th MayC5C 498Temporal dynamics study of CW Raman lasersJipeng Lin
12:30pm, Wed 19th MayC5C 498Proposed Cooperative Research Centre: Fiber-to-the premisesProf. Graham Town
12noon, Thu 3rd JuneC5C 498The Integrated Photonic Spectrograph – Arrayed Waveguide Gratings for AstronomyNick Cvetojevic
12noon, Thu 15th JulyE7B 100A fiber-optic Surface Plasmon Resonance biosensorDipl.-Ing. Tobias Schuster, Communications Laboratory, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
12:45pm, Thu 15th JulyE7B 100Low-Cost Biochemical Sensing based on Polymer Microring ResonatorsDipl.-Ing. Rene Landgraf, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Dresden, Germany
12noon, Thu 22nd JulyC5C 498Laser ignition of internal combustion enginesProf. Ernst Wintner, Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
12noon, Mon 26th JulyE7B 100Optical fibre processingDr. Dominic Murphy, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, Department of Physics, The University of Adelaide
12:30pm, Mon 26th JulyE7B 100Mid-IR fibre lasers – new architecturesA/Prof. David Lancaster, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, Department of Physics, The University of Adelaide,
11:30am, Tue 3rd AugustC5C 498Diode-seeded Fiber-Amplifier with more than 20W at 589 nm for the next generation of Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT)Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, TOPTICA Photonics, Germany
12noon, Thu 19th AugustC8A Senate roomLaser ablation by twisted light with Spin (Optical vortex beams)Prof. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan
2pm, Fri 20th AugustC8A Senate roomOperator-independent cytometry data analysis for automated high-throughput compound screeningDr. Bartek Rajwa, Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
11am, Thu 16th SeptemberE5A 118Applied Optics and Nanotechnology at Queensland University of TechnologyDr. Esa Jaatinen, School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology
11am, Tue 21st SeptemberE6A 102Exploiting the colour variable in scientific imagingA/Prof. David Coutts
3pm, Thu 14th OctoberW5C 232Engineering novel defects centres in diamond for quantum communication and metrologyDr. Stefania Castelletto, School of Physics, The University of Melbourne
11am, Thu 4th NovemberE5A 118Novel coding and decoding in suspension arrays for accelerated biomolecular discovery and personalized medicineDr. Dayong Jin
11am, Thu 11th NovemberC8A Senate roomReview of 2009 study leave activitiesProf. Graham Town
11am, Thu 25th NovemberC5C 498Enhancement of spontaneous emission from colour centres in nanodiamondFaraz Inam

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MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2009

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for highly distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on (02) 9850 6145 or alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au.

Past Seminars: 2013 2012 2011 2010 | 2009 | 2008 2007 2006

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
11am, Fri 27th FebruaryC8A Senate roomOptimised laser sources for linear and nonlinear microscopy applicationsDr. Gail McConnell, Centre for Biophotonics, University of Strathclyde, UK
12noon, Wed 4th MarchC5C 498OSP at the University of Bath: Fibre Gas Lasers and other exciting adventures in EnglandA/Prof. David Coutts
12noon, Wed 11th MarchC5C 498Femtosecond laser written fibre Bragg gratingsJens Thomas, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
12noon, Wed 18th MarchC5C 498OSP at the University of Franche-Comté in Besançon: Photonics research and other exciting adventures in FranceA/Prof. Mick Withford
12noon, Wed 25th MarchC5C 498The Net sucks … power: Global Warming and the Internet (OSA Student Chapter talk)Bill Corcoran, CUDOS, The University of Sydney
11am, Fri 27th MarchC8A Senate roomActive and Adaptive Optics in MicroscopyDr. Alexander Jesacher, Dept. for Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
10am, Mon 30th MarchC8A Senate roomFemtosecond laser micromachiningProf. Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, USA
12noon, Wed 8th AprilC5C 498Mode-locked Ce:LiCAF lasers: the Ti:Sapphire of the ultraviolet?Eduardo Granados
12noon, Wed 15th AprilC5C 498Bose Einstein Condensates, the Atom Laser and Precision MeasurementProf. John Close, The Australian Centre for Quantum Atom Optics, Australian National University
12noon, Tue 21st AprilE6A 102Integrated Photonics Quantum CircuitsJonathan Matthews, University of Bristol, UK
12noon, Wed 22th AprilC5C 498Quantum TechnologyProf. Andrew White, School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland
12noon, Wed 29th AprilC5C 498New techniques for assessing eye diseases – Potential for Physics applicationsProf. Stuart Graham, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University
11am, Fri 1st MayC8A Senate roomAn overview of some mid-IR laser research and applications at the DSTO in Edinburgh, SAA/Prof. David G Lancaster, DSTO Edinburgh, South Australia
12noon, Wed 6th MayC5C 498Ever wanted to be invisible?  Find out how! (OSA Student Chapter talk)Felix Lawrence, The University of Sydney
12noon, Wed 20th MayC5C 498Production of colloidal gold nanoparticles using femtosecond laser ablation techniqueMushtaq Sobhan
12noon, Wed 27th MayC5C 498Distinctive autofluorescence of urine samples from individuals with bacteriuria compared with normalsSandeep Menon
12noon, Wed, 15th JulyC5C 498Slow-light Enhanced Non-linear Optics – Fundamentals and Applications (OSA Student Chapter talk)Bill Corcoran, CUDOS, The University of Sydney
12noon, Wed 22nd JulyC5C 498Optical Device Fabrication and CharacterisationBenjamin W. McMillen, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA
11am, Thu 6th AugustC8A Senate roomFeeling with Photons: A fibre-optic seismic sensor array for geophysical measurementDr. Ian Littler, Centre for Gravitational Physics, Australian National University
1pm, Thu 20th AugustE7B 264Fibre Bragg grating catheters shed new light on the complexities of
peristalsis in the human gut
Dr. John Arkwright, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, Lindfield
11am, Fri 28th AugustC8A Senate roomHigh throughput and high resolution imaging: Optical and plasmonic structures for microfluidic detectionDr. Paul Steinvurzel, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, USA
11am, Mon 7th SeptemberC5C 498Structuring, Manipulating, and Controlling Light by Light – Nonlinear Photonics in Information Processing and Life SciencesProf. Cornelia Denz, Institute for Applied Physics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
1pm, Thu 10th SeptemberC5C 498Adaptive optics for microscopy and photonic engineeringDr. Martin Booth, Dept. for Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
1pm, Thu 17th SeptemberC5C 498Using gemstones to control the flow of lightLuke Stewart
12noon, Wed 23rd SeptemberC5C 498Characterization of optical properties and skin permeability of ZnO nanoparticleZhen Song
12noon, Wed 30th SeptemberC5C 498Enhanced Flow Cytometry Based Bead Immunoassays by Using Metal NanostructuresWei Deng
12noon, Wed 21st OctoberC5C 498NV centres in nanodiamonds: from the “scratch” towards a high-resolution single spin magnetometerCarlo Bradac
12noon, Thu 29th OctoberC5C 498Nanoparticles – A probe to study cellular processesVarun Kumaraswamy A.S.
11am, Mon 2nd NovemberC5C 498New fiber material research for lightwave processingProf. Yasutake Ohishi, Research Center for Advanced Photon Technology, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
1pm, Thu 12th NovemberC5C 498Vibrational phase contrast imagingDr. Ir. Herman L. Offerhaus, MESA Institute for NanoTechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences (TNW), University of Twente, The Netherlands
11am, Fri 13th NovemberC5C 498Effect of ionizing radiation on the viability and antibody affinity of Staphylococcus aureusTom Lawson
12noon, Wed 9th DecemberC5C 498Generating Ultrashort Pulses from a Q-Switched Microchip LaserAlex Butler
12noon, Fri 11th DecemberC5C 498Intra-cavity pulse dynamics in mode-locked fiber lasersDr. Brandon Bale, Photonics Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

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MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2008

The MQ Photonics seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While some of the talks are given by MQ Photonics researchers themselves, several spots are allocated for highly distinguished guest speakers (highlighted below in bold).

The talks cover current trends and exciting new research in photonics and may also involve related topics such as lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on (02) 9850 6145 or alex.fuerbach@mq.edu.au.

Past Seminars: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 | 2008 | 2007 2006

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
3pm, Fri 7th MarchE7B T3Custom refractive beam correction of high power diode stacks for solid state planar waveguide laser pumpingProf. Denis R. Hall, Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, UK
12pm, Wed 12th MarchE6A 133Photonic band gap systems based on synthetic opals and mesoporous silica spheresDr. Frank Dillon, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
12pm, Wed 26th MarchE6A 133Micro-tapered fibres: From applied optics to cold atoms studiesDr. Síle Nic Chormaic, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Ireland
12pm, Wed 2nd AprilE6A 133Microstructured polymer optical fibres: present and future research directionsDr. Sergio G. Leon-Saval, The University of Sydney, OFTC
12pm, Wed 9th AprilE6A 1333D nanostructures and 3D light synthesis for novel functionalitiesA/Prof. Rafael Piestun, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
1pm, Mon 14th AprilW5A T2Photonic Crystal DevicesProf. John O’Brian, University of Southern California, USA
12pm, Wed 16th AprilE6A 133The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Has Finally Been ReachedMartin Ams
12pm, Wed 30th AprilE6A 133Current and future photonics R&D directions at UNSWA/Prof. François Ladouceur, The University of New South Wales
12pm, Thu 8th MayE7B T4Chemical Mapping of Defects and Impurities in Diamond NanoparticlesDr. Amanda Barnard, The University of Melbourne
12pm, Wed 14th MayE6A 133National collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS): Facts and possibilitiesMs. Rosie Hicks, CEO of The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), A/Prof. Mick Withford and Prof. Ewa Goldys
12pm, Wed 21st MayE6A 133Ultrafast all-optical chalcogenide glass photonic circuitsProf. Ben Eggleton, The University of Sydney
12pm, Wed 11th JuneE6A 102Actively Q-switched fibre laser: Experiment and AnalysisMatthew Fellew
12pm, Wed 18th JuneW5A T1Optical fibres in Astronomy – Focal Ratio Degradation: a new perspectiveDionne Haynes
12pm, Wed 25th JuneE6A 102Femtosecond waveguide writing – Circularly or Linearly polarised light?Doug Little
12pm, Wed 2nd JulyE6A 102Artificial Opals for Photonic Crystal DevicesSara Ek
12pm, Wed 23rd JulyE6A 102Miniature Cerium UV tunable solid-state laser studyHua Liu
3pm, Fri 25th JulyE6A 133Self-pulsating optical source based on cascaded SPM spectral broadening and filteringA/Prof. Martin Rochette, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
12pm, Wed 30th JulyE6A 102Laser micromachining and periodically poled lithium niobateBen Johnston
11am, Fri 29th AugustC5C 498Growth and Characterization of Crystalline WaveguidesCoeus Lu
11am, Fri 5th SeptemberC5C 498Photonic crystal fiber research at DTU FotonikA/Prof. Ole Bang, DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark
11am, Fri 12th SeptemberC5C 498Cancellation of Holographic Chirp in Planar Bragg GratingsDr. Stan Tarnavski, AiMedics Pty Ltd, Sydney
12pm, Wed 17th SeptemberC5A 407Polarisation dynamics in Neodymium-doped lasers for radio frequency generationAaron McKay
12pm, Wed 24th SeptemberE6A 102Radio over fibre research: review and future directionsRazibul Islam
12pm, Wed 1st OctoberE6A 102Sub-100W picosecond phase conjugate lasersProf Takashige Omatsu,Chiba University, Japan.
11am, Fri 10th OctoberC5C 498Fluorescent Nanoparticles for Bio-imaging: Semiconductor Nanoparticles and Rare Earth Doped NanoparticlesSun Jinjun
11am, Fri 17th OctoberC5C 498Magnetophotonics: From Photonic Crystals to Plasmonic NanostructuresDr. Alexander Khanikaev
11am, Fri 24th OctoberE6A 102THz generation and diffraction by photo mixing on a semiconductorMatthias Stecher
11am, Fri 14th NovemberC5C 498Growth and characterisation of rare earth nitride thin
films
Josh Brown
12pm, Wed 26th NovemberE7B 100Supercontinuum Research at DTU FotonikA/Prof. Ole Bang, DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark
12pm, Wed 10th DecemberE7B 100Spectrally Coded Digital Colour Imaging and Applications in 3D Particle Imaging MetrologyTom McGregor
12pm, Wed 17th DecemberE7B 100Applications of Inverse Scattering in Microwave and Optical DesignRavi McCosker


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MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2007

The CLA seminar series is the Centre’s main vehicle for gaining feedback on research and for obtaining information on new research. While most of the talks are given by CLA researchers, several spots are allocated for guest invited talks (highlighted below in bold). The talks cover more than just the latest results, and may involve areas such as literature reviews, conference reports, or lessons learnt in commercialisation. After each seminar there is time for questions, informal discussion and (occasionally) refreshments.

For further information, please contact Alex Fuerbach on Ext. 6145 or David Spence on Ext. 8973.

Past Seminars: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 | 2007 | 2006

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
1pm, Wed 21st MarchE7B 100

Mass analysis of noncovalently bonded complexes of biomolecules from micro-droplets

Dr. Hans-Dieter Barth, Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

2pm, Fri 30th MarchE7B 164

Laser electron acceleration or How to surf a Plasma wave

Dr. Michael Geissler, Queens University, Belfast, UK
2pm, Tue 10th AprilW5A T1

Ultrafast Nano-Optics

Prof. Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart, Germany
1pm, Wed 11th AprilE7B 165Conference review: Photonics West 07 (San Jose, USA) and Advanced Solid-State Photonics 07 (Vancouver, Canada)Mick Withford, David Coutts, Aaron McKay, Hua Liu
11am, Wed 18th AprilE6A 131Optical biomedical imaging: towards single protein detection and live imagingAndrei Zvyagin
1pm, Wed 9th MayE7B 100

Fabricating periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) from laser fabricated topographical electrodes AND
Simultaneous SHG of orthogonally polarized fundamentals in single QPM crystals

Ben Johnston
1pm, Wed 23rd MayE7B 100Ultrafast laser ablation of graphiteDr. Miklos Lenner, University of Birmingham, UK
11am, Wed 25th JulyE7B T3Conference Review: CLEO Europe 07 (Munich, Germany)Graham Town, Helen Pask, Pete Dekker, Alex Fuerbach, Luke Stewart, Josh Toomey
12pm, Wed 15th AugustE7B 264High power fibre lasers based on point-by-point inscribed fibre-Bragg gratingsNem Jovanovic
11am, Wed 22nd AugustE7A 333CLEO Pacific Rim Practice TalksTom McGregor, Yabai He

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MQ Photonics Seminar Series – 2006

Past Seminars: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 | 2006

Date & TimeLocationTopic/sSpeaker/s
2pm, Fri 1st DecemberE7B T3

Modulation depth enhancement of optically-carried microwave signals by non-linear effects in optical fibres

Dr Stéphanie Molin, Thales Research & Technology, France
2pm, Tuesday 21th NovemberE7B T3

Optical fibres in astronomy

Roger Haynes, Anglo-Australian Observatory.
2pm, Tuesday 14th NovemberE7B T3

Coupled Plasmon Effects for the Enhancement of Fluorescent Immunoassays

Anne Barnett
2pm, Tuesday 31th OctoberW5A T22007 Discovery Project discussions 
2pm, Tuesday 24th OctoberW5A T2“Time-gated luminescence flow cytometry”Jin Dayong
2pm, Tuesday 17th OctoberW5A T2Electric field effects on adsorption/desorption of proteins and colloidal particles on a gold film observed using Surface Plasmon ResonanceDr Richard Morrow, University of Sydney
1pm, Friday 13th OctoberE7A 3332007 ARC Discovery Proposal Pitches 
2pm, Tuesday 19th SeptemberW5A T2“Guides to the Future”Martin Ams
2pm, Tuesday 12th SeptemberW5A T2

“Quantum Mechanics and Consciousness”

Dr Barry Ward
2pm, Fri 8th SeptemberE7B100

Bessel beam generation by frequency doubling in ferroelectric crystals with transverse poled pattern 

Prof. Solomon Saltiel, Sofia University, Bulgaria.
2pm, Tue 29nd AugustW5A T2The War on Tera(hertz)Dr Peter Browne
2pm, Tue 22nd AugustW5A T2“A Self-Adjusting Gain Equalising Filter for WDM Telecommunications”Dr Peter Krug
1pm, Thur 17th August 2006W6B 315

High-quality, high-power side-pumped vanadate lasers

Dr. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan.

Noon, Mon 7th August 2006E7B 333CUDOS practice talksMick Withford et al.
3pm, Tue 1st August 2006E7B T2Laser applications in processing and diagnosticsProf. Dr. Peter Hess, Universität Heidelberg, Germany
Noon, Wed 26th July 2006E7B 100Sculpting the Near-field with a Photonic CrystalAdel Rahmani
Noon, Wed 19th July 2006E7B 100An anisotropic rate equation model for solid state lasersProfessor Jong-Dae Park, Pai-Chai University, S. Korea
Noon, Wed 5th July 2006E7B 100Polarisation mode coupling in (100) cut Nd:YAGAaron McKay
11:30am, Wed 28th June 2006E7A 333Lighthouse reviewRichard Mildren
Noon, Wed 14th June 2006W5A T1How to measure slow lightLuke Stewart
Noon, Wed 7th June 2006E7B 100Review of recent developments in integrated and nanophotonics researchGraham Town
Noon, Wed 31st May 2006E7B 100Steeples ForumChair: Brian Orr
Noon, Wed 24th May 2006E7A 333Visible fibre lasers reviewRichard Mildren et al.
Noon, Wed 17th May 2006E7B 100How do the Size, Shape & Crystal Structure of materials affect their Mechanical Properties?Professor Greg Hartland, U of Notre Dame, USA
Noon, Wed 10th May 2006E7B 100Cerium goes ultrafastDave Spence
Noon, Wed 3rd May 2006E7A 333PICALO and Photonics Europe reviewGraham Marshall
Noon, Wed 26th April 2006E7A 333Development of a high-energy low-rep-rate femtosecond oscillatorNemanja Jovanovic
Noon, Wed 19th April 2006E7A 333Diatoms – nature’s low-k dielectricJonathan Jong Wah
Noon, Wed 12th April 2006E7B 100Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions and Ultrafast Lasers.Dr David Kielpinski, Griffith University, Brisbane
Noon – 2pm, Wed 29th March 2006E7A 333PICALO practice talksFuerbach, Lee, Ams, Little, Johnson

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